For about 3 months, I have had heal pain. The first dr. told me to ice it and rest it; it got slightly better. After about 6 weeks, pain returned again so bad that I could barely walk, especially in the morning or after sitting. They X-rayed it and sent me to an othropedic dr. who diagnosed it as "insertional Achilles tendonitis." He put me in a cast and wanted me to wear it for 6 weeks. However, after 3 hot, stinky itchy weeks (with little or no relief from pain), I asked them to remove it. Now I am in a walking boot for at least another 3 weeks. They wouldn't prescribe anti-inflammatory meds. because I have high blood pressure.
I am starting to be pretty discouraged about this getting better. I have been told to avoid surgery at all costs. Any ideas for natural remedies or anything I haven't tried?